How to make Shahi Paneer - Chunks of soft paneer cooked in a rich and creamy makhni sauce.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (Cottage cheese) (पनीर),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Shahi Paneer checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry, Paneer Makhni . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Achari Baingan, CABBAGE CHANA DAL, Achar ke Masalewale Karele, Vegetable Stew.

Shahi Paneer

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A rich Indian dish that can grace any special occasion, paneer is cooked in creamy makhni sauce. In this gravy cashewnuts add that shahi or royal touch.  Delicately flavoured with aromatic spices the sauce is full of flavours from tomatoes, butter, cashewnuts and cream. It does come with its share of calories, but one bite and you will realize it is all worth it. Freezing a batch of makhani sauce comes in handy as you can dish up a number of delicious versions of this dish, using vegetables or grilled chicken instead of paneer.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shahi Paneer Recipe

  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) cut into cubes 400 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Cashewnuts 15-20

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 5 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Cream 1/2 cup + for garnishing

  • Kasoori methi powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick kadai. Add onions and cashewnuts and sauté lightly. Add tomatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes or tomatoes are pulpy.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and sauté.

Step 3

Transfer this mixture into a mixer jar, cool and grind to a paste with a little water. Transfer the mixture into the same kadai.

Step 4

Add butter, cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add cream and mix well. Add paneer, kasoori methi powder, garam masala powder, green cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with some cream and serve hot.

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